Joshua Arnold Warren Wilson

Q&A with Joshua Arnold on climate studies, agricultur­e and bee hotels

Warren Wilson College’s environmental studies department will begin offering a master’s degree in applied climate studies in summer 2025. The program will draw on the college’s natural sciences and social sciences programs to prepare students for mitigating the effects of climate change. Students will attend two summertime intensives, and the rest of the coursework will […]

Bees here now: Home Depot and Lowe’s to phase out neonic-treated plants

In the past few months, two major chain retailers have been busy bees. Both The Home Depot and Lowe’s have begun phasing out the sale of flowering plants containing pesticides called neonicotinoids, which have been linked to declining populations of bees and other pollinators. “Right now, 80 percent of our flowering plants are neonic-free, and […]

Out of Africa

Across the United States, European honeybees are vanishing at an alarming rate. Some estimates say we’ve lost at least half the nation’s honeybees in the last 10 years. Almost all the feral (wild) bees are gone, except the occasional swarm that takes up residence in a tree or other nonmanaged location. What the buzz is […]